Now shipping: Botanist/Palace of Worms split

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Two of San Francisco’s most interesting underground bands, Botanist and Palace of Worms, are teaming up to release a split album via fellow San Franciscan experimental metal label, The Flenser. Featuring three tracks from each band that were mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden, this six-song split album is now available on digital and vinyl formats.

Available on black vinyl and limited color in color vinyl. Colored vinyl is limited to 200 copies.

As of right now nearly all pre-orders have shipped. Thank you for your patience.

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Have a Nice Life “The Unnatural World” Announcement

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New England’s Have A Nice Life has been a truly enigmatic band since their inception. It’s two primary members, Dan Barrett and Tim Macuga, met while studying at UMass Amherst and began performing “oddly aggressive acoustic songs” at local coffee houses and open mics together. After graduating, Dan and Tim kept writing and minimally released a few demo recordings that continued to sail under the radar. Over the course of the next five years, these recordings were expanded upon and became Have A Nice Life’s debut LP, Deathconsciousness (2008), which was initially pressed on 100 CD-R’s and expected to sell pretty casually. Over time, the album (which was accompanied by a dense, 100-page booklet) generated quite a bit of interest through online exposure and glowing fan reviews and eventually sold out its first pressing. Have A Nice Life kept printing copies, eventually on formal CD and vinyl formats on their own label, Enemies List, to keep up with the seemingly endless demand from an almost cult-like following.

Two years later, Have A Nice Life released an EP, Time Of Land, once again via Enemies List at their three only live shows in 2010. The curious were able to find a scavenger hunt link in the liner notes that led one intrepid soul to uncovering an additional “hidden track” buried deep in the woods of western Massachusetts a few months later. A digital copy of the record was (and still is) made available free online.

Since 2010, Have A Nice Life has remained relatively dormant – if you count being dormant as continuously re-pressing Deathconsciousness regularly and penning their new full-length album, The Unnatural World. This eight-song, 35 minute LP is Have A Nice Life’s most monumental work yet; a colossally-sounding, perfectly-orchestrated example of industrial shoegaze. For the firs time, the band has teamed up with San Francisco-based dark music label The Flenser to co-release the full-length alongside their own Enemies List. HANL commented, “We’re excited to be co-releasing the record with another label that shares our values and approach. Working with Flenser lets us keep things comfortable on our end, while also pressing enough copies to actually meet the need and not creating an artificially-inflated collector’s market, as happened with some of our past releases. It’s the best of both worlds.”

Have A Nice Life’s The Unnatural World is scheduled for a February 4th, 2014 co-release via The Flenser & Enemies List.

The Flenser will also be re-pressing the Deathconsciousness DLP later in 2014.

More information coming very soon including information regarding pre-orders that will only available from The Flenser.

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Now Shipping: Loss Of Self “Twelve Minutes” LP

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Loss Of Self – Twelve Minutes LP

The vinyl edition of Loss Of Self’s brilliant post-punk damaged black metal debut is now shipping. The vinyl edition features different artwork from the CD edition and also comes with a fold out double sided poster.

Black vinyl is black! Black vinyl only! Limited to 500 copies.

All Pre-orders have shipped!

Order now in the store.

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New Botanist Track Posted

We’ve posted a new Botanist track off of their upcoming split with Palace of Worms.

Botanist is in the midst of short west coast tour with Behold… the Arctopus.

10.8 LOS ANGELES at The Joint
10.9 SAN LUIS OBISPO at DIY SLO
10.10 SACRAMENTO at Press Club
10.11 OAKLAND at Metro
10.12 PORTLANS at Star Theater – Fall into Darkness fest
10.13 SEATTLE at Highline
10.14 VANCOUVER BC at Biltmore Cabaret

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Now Shipping Eight Bells “The Captain’s Daughter” LP

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The Flenser is now shipping the vinyl edition of Eight Bells’ “The Captain’s Daughter.”

The Captain’s Daughter is a genre defying masterwork of heavy music that draws from psychedelic, black metal and ambient metal with four organic soundscapes that oscillate seamlessly between the tranquil and the terrifying.

Eight Bells is a power trio formed from the ashes of the San Francisco Bay Area dark-psychedelic institution SubArachnoid Space. Eight Bells continues in SubArachnoid Space’s tradition of heavy guitar exploration, adding a blackened dissonance to the mix with minimalist vocals.

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Pre-order: Botanist / Palace of Worms LP & Loss Of Self LP

Botanist / Palace of Worms – Split Lp
Now up for pre-sale!
The Botanist / Palace of Worms split features three new tracks from each band. Both sides have been mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley and sound huge. Botanist side is titled “EP1: The Hanging Gardens of Hell” and Palace of Worms side titled “Ode to Joy”
The album will be released on black and vinyl and limited color in color with splatter. Colored vinyl will be the same type as our recent Panopticon “Kentucky” reissue. Colored vinyl is limited to 200 copies
Track postings and more info soon. The official release date is November 12, 2013. Please be aware that vinyl is prone to delays and sometimes things take longer.
Botanist side, EP1: The Hanging Gardens of Hell
1. Tillandsia
2. Senecio
3. Trandescantia Pallida
Palace of Worms side, Ode to Joy
4. Ode to Joy (Hurrah, the End Draws Nigh)
5. King Leech
6. Twilight of the Idols (for R.B.)
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Loss Of Self – Twelve Minutes LP
Vinyl edition of Loss Of Self’s brilliant post-punk damaged black metal debut. The vinyl edition features different artwork from the CD edition and also comes with a poster a fold out double sided poster.
 Black vinyl is black! Black vinyl only! Limited to 500 copies.
The official release date is November 12, 2013. Please be aware that vinyl is prone to delays and sometimes things take longer.
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Wreck & Reference does not believe in free will

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Wreck & Reference does not believe in free will.

The shirts will be here as a soon as they are.

Please pre-order to insure getting your size.

Wreck & Reference will be playing the following dates.

Sep 28 – w/ So Stressed, Planning for Burial The Witch Haus Santa Cruz, CA

Sep 29 – w/ Deafheaven, Planning for Burial The Atrium, The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA

Oct 17 – Terroreyes/Needle Drop/Impose CMJ Showcase Shea Stadium Brooklyn, NY

Oct 18 – Invisible Oranges Presents: Pelican Saint Vitus Brooklyn, NY

 

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FLENSO SALE

End of Summer Flenzo 20% off SALE!!!
Enter code FLENZOSUPERSALE at checkout!
http://store.theflenser.com
Ends Monday at 11:59 PST

Excludes pre-sale and Panopticon vinyl.

The Flenser

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Botanist/Palace of Worms “Split” announcement

Two of San Francisco’s most interesting underground bands, Botanist and Palace of Worms, are teaming up to release a split album via fellow San Franciscan experimental metal label The Flenser. Featuring three tracks from each band that were mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden, this six-song split album will be available on November 5th on digital and vinyl formats.

Formed in 2007, Palace of Worms is a one-man black metal band from the Bay Area, not unlike Leviathan and Crebian. Frontman Balan plays all instruments: drums, guitar, bass and everything else in between. Palace of Worms has released a demo, two full-lengths (2009’s The Forgotten and 2010’s Lifting the Veil) and a split with Mastery in 2012, and is gearing up for this year’s split release with Botanist as well as live performances in support of this split release.

Botanist is an unconventional one-man black metal band featuring vocals, drums, and hammered dulcimer instrumentation. The songs of Botanist are told from the perspective of The Botanist, a crazed man of science who lives in self-imposed exile, as far away from Humanity and its crimes against Nature as possible. In his sanctuary of fantasy and wonder, which he calls the Verdant Realm, he surrounds himself with plants and flowers, finding solace in the company of the Natural world, and envisioning the destruction of man. There, seated upon his throne of Veltheimia, The Botanist awaits the day when humans will either die or kill each other off, which will allow plants to make the Earth green once again.

Botanist’s previous releases, I: The Suicide Tree, II: A Rose From The Dead (released July 2011 on tUMULt), III: Doom in Bloom (TotalRust) and most recently, 2013’s IV: Mandragora have seen much critical acclaim; landing on lists such as NPR’s 25 Best Metal Albums of 2011, Metal Sucks Top 15 Metal Albums of 2011, Metal Injection’s Top 10 Releases of 2011, and an honorable mention on Pitchfork’s Top 40 Albums of 2011. Additionally, Botanist recently started playing live shows – the first of which can be seen bellow

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Twelve Minutes

The CD version of Loss Of Self’s “Tweleve Minutes” should be shipping any day now.

Listen.

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